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talkingtree

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I realised the vista computer (remote) cannot find any partner computer although it is connected to the network. All my other xp computers can connect to each other except vista. How do I make it to connect so it belongs to the network? At the moment it is connected (internet working fine) but not sharing

Inside "Network" there are no other computer folders thus cannot find printer when I entered the path from ur method

I tried:

"To manually add a wireless computer running Windows Vista
Log on to the computer.

Click the Start button , and then click Connect to.

Choose the wireless network from the list that appears, and then click Connect.

Type the network security key or passphrase if you are asked to do so, and then click OK.

You will see a confirmation message when you are connected to the network.

To confirm that you added the computer, do the following:

Click to open Network.

You should see icons for the computer you added and for the other computers and devices that are part of the network."

I cant see other icons (where my xp computer can)
 

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For the computer you're trying to connect to, and this Vista computer, please post this.


Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 
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Vista sets up as Workgroup for the Workgroup. Are the other pc's possibly Ms Home Workgroup? If yes you need to make them the same.
 

talkingtree

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Thanks for replying to my question

here are the command lines

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>nbtstat -n
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
No names in cache
Local Area Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
No names in cache
Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [10.1.1.2] Scope Id: []
NetBIOS Local Name Table
Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
USER-PC <00> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
USER-PC <20> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered
C:\Users\user>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : user-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Personal Area Network
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FB-CC-70-94
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
nection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-77-EB-49-6F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::64ea:43f:53eb:ec09%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 2008&#24180;10&#26376;6&#26085; &#19978;&#21320; 11:34:19
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 2008&#24180;10&#26376;6&#26085; &#19979;&#21320; 12:34:25
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234888055
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethern
et NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-80-3F-96-D2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter &#21312;&#22495;&#36899;&#32218;*:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{03F47E19-5689-4F34-B2BC-7B3FE296F
020}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{42CECF2A-216B-4E90-8992-03D12099A
25E}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:10.1.1.2%14(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{C44711DA-E05C-446B-AF9D-B6CB0777C
AD8}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:cf2e:308c:c94:1606:c30d:3ec6(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c94:1606:c30d:3ec6%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
C:\Users\user>
 
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Right click "My Computer" in XP and choose "Properties" and you will see workgroups of each pc.
 

talkingtree

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i mean i'm trying to find the workgroup from my vista computer (but cant see)

sorry for the poor expression in writing
 
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Could you please post the nbtstat -n from both PCs or this will be tough to solve.
 

talkingtree

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here it is

Microsoft Windows XP [&#29256;&#26412; 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.



C:\Documents and Settings\wendy>NBTSTAT -n

&#21312;&#22495;&#36899;&#32218;:
Node IpAddress: [10.1.1.6] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
WINNIE <00> UNIQUE Registered
MSHOME <00> GROUP Registered
WINNIE <20> UNIQUE Registered
MSHOME <1E> GROUP Registered

C:\Documents and Settings\wendy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : winnie
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter &#21312;&#22495;&#36899;&#32218;:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-F4-48-B6-CF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.6
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 2008&#24180;10&#26376;6&#26085; &#19979;&#21320; 12:24:10
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 2008&#24180;10&#26376;6&#26085; &#19979;&#21320; 01:24:10

C:\Documents and Settings\wendy>
 

talkingtree

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ok, i followed these steps

  1. <LI class=step>Click to open System.
    <LI class=step>Under Computer Name, Domain, and Workgroup Settings, click Change settings.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    <LI class=step>Click the Computer Name tab, and then click Change.
  2. Under Member of, click Workgroup, and then do one of the following:
    • To join an existing workgroup, type the name of the workgroup that you want to join, and then click OK.
after changed my vista workgroup "WORKGROUP" to xp workgroup "MSHOME"

i now lost my wireless internet but still cant connect ><
 
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Your workgroups need to be the same on both PCs if you would like to browse between them. Pick a name and use it on both PCs. (Preferably something other than MSHOME or WORKGROUP, but that's ok)
 
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Great why not mark this thread solved which you can do in the first post.
 
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